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Long time Pompey followers

I first saw Pompey in the 60's or even before! Not my vote, yours - and these findings from pentonpompey's poll are thoughts I cannot share, as I was not even born that long ago!

There seems to be a pretty healthy split of fans throughout the ages on Vital Pompey with little to split those who first saw Pompey in the 90's to the majority that first saw them back in the 60`s or before.

Just because some have only seen Pompey since we reached the Premiership, or as little ago as last season this does not make them any less of a fan than anyone else, as the chances are they are just starting out their footballing lifetime?

I cannot really sum this poll up too much, as it would completely be based on assumption, so it would be better for people to actually add their own thoughts and comment on when they first went to Fratton within the comments section below really - this is your cue fellas!

What the poll asked - When did you first see a Pompey match?

How you voted - 60's and earlier 26%, 1970's 24%, 1980's 21%, 1990's 19%, Last Season 6%, Since we reached the Premiership 4%

Current Poll - The talk of a new stadium appears to have more backbone than ever before, so our hopes of actually seeing this bare fruition are higher than on previous occasions.

Should this happen many we would expect at least one legendary figure cast in bronze to overlook our new outside forevermore, so pentonpompey wants to know 'if we could erect a Statue outside our proposed new ground who would you like cast in Bronze?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday July 28 2007
Time: 11:01AM

Comments

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Just as I thought, we're a bunch of Lifers, unlike the fickle Madchester and Chelski hangers on..... PUP
pentonpompey
28/07/2007 11:23:00
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we certainly are mate... i moved away from pompey as a kid, so with the age factor, financial constraints, being able to travel and so on i didnt get to fratton for my first game until the 90's. altho i had seen them at other grounds around the country and obviously seen them on tv before this...
pompeyrug
28/07/2007 13:26:00
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Lost my eldest boy to the Mancs in the late 9o's, typical fickle youngster although he always looks out for us ( think he's a closet pompey boy really). my youngest whose 3 1/2yrs old is a Pompey boy, took him to his first game for the Kanu charity game, loved it!! was standing on his seat, cheering and clapping, made his old boy very proud :-) One sour note is that is that my ex has a brum tw*t as a boyfriend, and he has been trying to turn him(needless to say I have already threatened to garrotte him) There is only one blue and white team to follow, and it certainly isnt one with a stupid accent!!!!! PUP
pentonpompey
28/07/2007 14:59:00
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yep, get them while they are young and keep them! keep up the good work with making sure the youngest one does not get turned to brummy side - what a waste that would be...
pompeyrug
28/07/2007 15:24:00
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The first game my old fella took me to was against Derby County when they won the old 2nd division all i can remeber is they beat us 1-0 i think, my old man berating brian Clough their mananger--that was a spelling mistake but it looks almost fraudianly appropriate- and falling asleep on the cushion we had bought at a markey behind pompey station where we parked the car-we as ive said hail form the basingstoke area. the first game i took any notice of was a couple seasons later beating SWFC 1-0...HOOKED,... Piper, Trebilcock,smith,Ley,Jennings,Blant Milkins munks...boy we were bad
plymouth graham
28/07/2007 17:39:00
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I've been watching Pompey for a while now, starting casually in the late 80's but if you want to increase your fan base to take the club to greater things you have to accept that many fans will be newcomers so there can't be a problem with that. The clubs aim seems to be to raise the profile to such an extent ( 50% shares in 3 radio stations etc) that all the indoctrinated little gits in their chel***, Man *** and Ars*** shirts will eventually be wearing Pompey blue. That will be a fantastic thing to happen.
Et_tu_Pompeii
28/07/2007 17:43:00
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My first game at the Park was back in the early 83 or 84 when I had the joy of seeing us win 4-0 against the mighty Chesterfield. The likes of Biley and Dillon did us proud that day. I remember having to sit on one of those bars they used to have on the terraces to see any of the game as I was only a youngster.
Tantona
28/07/2007 20:37:00
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My dad used to take me to where he called the boiler makers 'ump. In the milton end. Does anyone else remember calling it this, or is this just one of those things my dad used to make up?
pompey4me
28/07/2007 21:24:00
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i could not tell you mate, sorry - i will have words with my old man and see what he says... ive never been to fratton with my old man before, infact ive never been to a football match with him full stop - which is a shame... he used to play for pompey schoolboys and altho he pretends not to be interest in football, whenever he hears pompey mentioned i see his ears**** up! im determined to go to a pompey game with him at some point in the future, god knows how many years it is since he went to fratton...
pompeyrug
28/07/2007 22:43:00
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Pompey4me Its a dockyard tradesman expression, i recall my grandad said the same or something really similar. Rug my dad took me to one of my first games in the seventies, we drew i think with palace they had young players like Hilaire and Gilbert, and a dodgy red n blue diagonal stripe across their shirts. i must admit im not sure i would want him to come now, all i would hear about would be "neither Jimmy Dickinson nor Ian st John would have made a mistake like that" blah, blah,blah. Anyway my boy is says his name would be pompeytoulousebutwin
russellm
28/07/2007 23:22:00
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